Dr. Stacy Kwak
Pianist Stacy Kwak maintains a busy performance schedule at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where she collaborates with students, faculty, and guest artists. Currently she serves as Lecturer of Piano at UTRGV. She has performed throughout the US, Canada, and Germany. During the summers, she performs with the New Hampshire Music Festival. Dr. Kwak has degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM), Boston University (MM) and the University of North Texas (DMA) studying under Barry Snyder, Tong-Il Han und Pamela Mia Paul. She participated in the Aspen Music Festival and performed in master classes for John Perry, Nelita True, Fernando Laires, and Ann Schein. As an advocate of new music, Dr. Kwak has performed with Alea III, contemporary ensemble in residence at Boston University. Dr. Kwak has taught at Austin College, Texas Christian University, Hardin-Simmons University, and the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, before joining the faculty at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Stacy Kwak and Tido Janssen are recipients of the Gerd-Möller-Foundation Award for Emerging Artists in Germany and are celebrating over 25 years of performing together. Their recording of Josef Rheinberger’s Piano Trio No. 2 with Peter Isaacson (violin) and Tido Janssen (cello) was released by Centaur Records in 2010.